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Julio Jones injury update: Falcons WR ready to go for fantasy owners despite illness

Julio Jones missed a few practices due to an illness, but is fully expected to play Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones surprised onlookers this week by popping up on the team's injury report, but he is fully expected to play Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns.

Jones missed both Wednesday and Thursday due to an illness, but returned Friday at full capacity. He is listed as probable and was never in any real danger of missing Week 12's contest. Jones will be active despite dealing with a bug.

Fantasy Spin: Jones can be counted on once again as a borderline WR1/WR2, though his upside could potentially be capped by being shadowed by the formidable Joe Haden all afternoon. Despite that, Jones is formidable enough himself, and has the talent to capitalize versus the league's best. Because he will be playing without limitations, fantasy owners can pen their high-upside receiver into their lineups without hesitation this week.